About SCPA Founder
Bill Miller - Managing Director
Bill Miller is a life-long athlete and lover of sports. A former Division 1 college basketball player, he played for Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has always enjoyed recreational tennis and ping pong, two of the sports that contribute to the exciting and growing game of pickleball. Bill began playing pickleball when he signed up for the beginners class through the City of San Clemente. He has continued to play and expand his knowledge of the game, and improve his pickleball skills.
He is now a Level II Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional (CPTP), tested and approved by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA). He is currently the City of San Clemente's Instructor for pickleball classes. Bill offers private and semi-private pickleball lessons at the Boys & Girls Club in San Clemente.
Bill says, “Exercise is important for all of us. Those of us who have gone through knee, hip or shoulder replacement surgeries need a sport that motivates us to get us off our couches, out of our homes, exercise and have fun. Pickleball, particularly doubles, is a wonderful sport for everyone, and it can be the perfect sport for those of us over 50 years of age.”
Bill’s coaching focus will be to work with 50+ beginners, intermediate and advanced level players. He will help people develop their individual skills and doubles play strategies. And guide those who wish to go into teaching and coaching pickleball.
Bill’s motto on pickleball doubles play is “Have fun, fill holes and move together on the court.”
Bill has worked in the motion picture technical equipment business for many years as President of Theatre Service and Supply. As a business leader and entrepreneur, he led many large scale theatre construction and equipment projects for some of the world’s largest theatre chains including AMC and Century Theaters. He also coordinated installations in motion picture studios, labs and private screening rooms. Bill’s expertise includes strategic development and team leadership. He brings all the lessons he had learned working with people in business into the joy of teaching others to play pickleball.
City of San Clemente
Coach Phil Dunmeyer's New Book Dedication to Bill Miller
"I'm dedicating this book to Bill Miller, who has through a very productive relationship with the San Clemente Parks & Recreation Department, developed and implemented pickleball classes for San Clemente residents providing appropriate pickleball instruction for beginning players, developing players, intermediate and advanced intermediate players.
Bill Miller represents the very best of pickleball instructors whose foremost focus centers n helping each and every student not only learn how to play pickleball but, also, feel valued as a participant and motivated to continue seeking personal growth opportunities in pickleball evidenced by the fact that many of the students have actually taken additional skill-level classes offered by the San Clemente Parks & Recreation Dept.
Bill Miller is an IPTPA (International Pickleball Teachers Professional Association) certified instructor and continues to pursue every path possible to increase his knowledge and expertise to meet the needs and expectations of all his pickleball student learners. His always expanding knowledge and instructional strategies ensure his Parks & Recreation students, as well as private students, solid and highly productive lessons each and every time he works with them. Each player's well-being is his most important concert and his amazing empathy for others carries over into his personal life. His number one focus at all times on the pickleball court is player safety which is much appreciated by not only the students but, also, by the other instructors and assistants who are part of the San Clemente Parks & Recreation pickleball classes. Every Parks & Recreation Department across the country needs to find their own Bill Miller."
Coach Phil Dunmeyer's most Recent Book:
Pickleball: Mini-Clinics and Lessons: For Instructors, Clubs & Parks and Recreation Programs
Pickleball: The Teacher Within Us: An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Pickleball Players of All Skill-Levels
Pickleball Doubles Resource Guide
Teaching Pickleball in the Elementary Schools K-8
Pickleball Singles: for Players of All Skill-Levels, 2.0-5.0+